South Carolina work injury lawyers

Helping you press your claim for on-the-job injury compensation

If you’ve been the victim of an onsite work injury, you deserve the right to your health and financial standing. We’ll always do Right By You, pressing your claim for just compensation. To initiate your case talk to us using our live chat or call 888-HAWKLAW. We're here to help.
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HawkLaw’s team of work accident lawyers work hard to help you get back on your feet. 

When you’re injured at work, it’s tough to get back on your feet. You’re in pain, you’re unable to work, and the bills are piling up. This can leave you feeling overwhelmed and at a loss for how to put your life back together. 

But you don’t have to suffer without the compensation you need. You should be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits for your accident. Our attorneys will fight for your workers comp benefits and work hard to make sure you get every cent you’re owed. 

 

HawkLaw’s 'Right By You' work injury legal process:

1. Talk to us

Call 888-HAWKLAW or talk to us using our live chat and we’ll get to work right away. You take care of you and we’ll take care of the rest.

2. Building your case

Following our initial meeting, we’ll launch an investigation into how the injury occurred and assemble paperwork to help prove your case. As a digital-first law firm, you’ll be able to check in on our findings and see how your case is progressing.

3. Initial negotiations

Once we have what we need to build a case for your claim, we will contact the insurance company or at-fault party and attempt to negotiate a fair and just compensation for your injuries. Our goal is to do Right By You and agree on a fair and just settlement for your damages, pain, and suffering. If an acceptable settlement can’t be reached, a HawkLaw trial lawyer will advise you about the option of going to court.

Why Choose HawkLaw’s work accident attorneys 

When you’re at work, you’re exposed to all kinds of dangers that can lead to serious injuries. If an on-the-job injury has left you unable to work, you deserve an opportunity to seek compensation for the injuries that impact your life. 

At HawkLaw, we stand firmly behind the health, safety, and well-being of workers all across South Carolina. We make it our mission to give every individual worker who comes through our doors the attention, diligence, and service necessary to press a claim for rightful compensation. As a digital-first law firm, you can get your case initiated immediately so we can start doing Right By You. Just fill out our Instant Access form, and you will have access to an experienced lawyer any time, day or night.  

Work Injury vs Workers Compensation 

Often, when you’re injured at work, you’ll file a workers’ comp claim. These claims should be covered by your employer, but sometimes, your employer or their insurance provider may try to deny your claim. 

However, a workers’ comp claim isn’t your only option. If you can’t file for workers’ compensation, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. A personal work injury claim covers injuries that were caused as a result of someone’s carelessness or negligence that directly impacted your health and safety.  

Common work injuries

Repetitive motion injuries

Repetitive motion injuries are gradual in onset and caused by the cumulative effects of repetitive traumatic events. There’s a section of the South Carolina Code of Laws that classifies repetitive motion injuries and the claims that can be made for rightful compensation. 

Slip-and-fall injuries

Slip-and-fall injuries are among the most common onsite personal injuries in a workplace. Employer or co-worker negligence often contributes to the slip-and-fall incident, creating a chain of evidence that helps you press your rightful claim for compensation. 

Back injuries

Injuries to the upper or lower back are typical results of work injury incidents. You may also suffer serious spinal cord damage that limits your mobility for the rest of your life, which increases your options to press a claim. 

Broken Bones

Not surprisingly, on-the-job work injuries typically result in broken bones that require weeks or months to properly heal. You can seek compensation for these injuries as well as the lost wages over the amount of time it takes to heal from the fractures. 

Common FAQs

If you’ve been injured at work, and you have proof of the injury, most workers in your position are entitled to worker’s compensation. However, if you’re not eligible for workers comp, your accident was caused by an outside party, or your employer tried to injure you, you might need to file a personal injury claim instead. Speak to your lawyer about your options so that you file the right claim for your needs. 

Be sure to document the injury and report the incident to your immediate supervisor. Take pictures of the injury and any equipment that may have contributed to the incident. Ask any co-workers who were witnesses if they’d be willing to provide sworn statements that back the details of your claim. Anything that can prove the incident occurred as you described will help support your claim. 

In the event your employer fails to file a worker’s comp claim on your behalf, they are technically breaking the law. If this happens, you should file a personal work injury claim to seek rightful compensation. Additionally, you should speak with your attorney about filing a separate lawsuit against the employer for failing to protect your rights on the job site. 

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